Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

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Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is located in Oklahoma
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
Location within Oklahoma
Established 1965
Location

2021 E 71st St

Tulsa, OK 74136
Coordinates 36°03′46″N 95°57′48″W / 36.062672°N 95.963436°W / 36.062672; -95.963436
Type Art museum
Website http://jewishmuseum.net/

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was founded in 1966 as the Gershon & Rebecca Fenster Museum of Jewish Art. From its inception until 1998, Tulsa's Congregation B'nai Emunah Synagogue housed the museum.[1] Sherwin Miller was the museum's first curator.[2] In 2000, the museum was renamed the Sherwin Miller Museum, and it moved to its present location at 2021 E 71st St in Tulsa, OK 74136 on the Zarrow Campus in November 2004.

Collections and Exhibits[edit]

The museum is a part of the Fenster/Sanditen Cultural Center along with the National Council of Jewish Women Holocaust Education Center, dedicated in April 1995 on Yom HaShoah by members of the Oklahoma 45th Infantry Division.[1] It is the only American Jewish museum in the region and preserves the largest collection of Judaica in the Southwest United States. It serves as the headquarters of the Jewish Historical Society of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Jewish Archives.[2] The Herman & Kate Kaiser Holocaust Collection focuses on survivors who came to live in Oklahoma and those Oklahomans helped to liberate the Nazi concentration camps.[3] The museum's permanent collection consists of more than 10,000 pieces, including items of archaeological and ritual significance, ethnographic costumes, synagogue textiles, historical documents, and fine art.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Grencountryok.com (accessed May 6, 2010)
  2. ^ a b Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art Website (accessed May 6, 2010)
  3. ^ Herman & Kate Kaiser Holocaust Collection

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Coordinates: 36°3′45.62″N 95°57′48.37″W / 36.0626722°N 95.9634361°W / 36.0626722; -95.9634361